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Border controls to be reinstated in France for one month

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France is going to reinstate border controls from 13 November to 13 December 2015 due to the COP 21 environmental conference. The Schengen agreement allows member countries to suspend completely free border crossing for a limited time when there are exceptional circumstances. Since a huge number of heads of state and government ministers will be attending the conference, coming from countries of all political persuasions, and there will also be numerous protest events in relation to it, you can expect quite a few passport checks even when arriving from Schengen countries during that period. This includes road and rail crossings from the surrounding countries.

It should also be pointed out that the main conference events are being held in Le Bourget, between Paris and Charles de Gaulle airport. Road traffic in that zone is extremely discouraged during the actual conference dates (30 November to 11 December) during most of the day, so if you are planning on taking a taxi or shuttle to or from the airport, you might want to rethink your options. Things like the Air France coaches or the Roissybus will be taking alternate routes most of the time, so the trip will be considerably longer. The RER B is not expected to be affected.

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